360° KYUSHUxTOKYO - Culture / SAGA

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"360° KYUSHUxTOKYO" is the project that shows you the must-see wonders of Tokyo and prefectures of the Kyushu region, in western Japan, in pairs.
This chapter’s theme is “Culture”, introducing Edo kiriko Glassware(Tokyo)and Arita/Imari Ware(Saga)

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■Tokyo:Edo kiriko Glassware
Visit the Edo Kiriko Cooperative Association showroom to see exquisitely-cut glassware.
Edo kiriko is a style of cutting glass using delicate patterns, originating from Tokyo.
Observe the intricate production methods at the Tajima Glass workshop.
The most difficult and distinctive part of the process is the pattern-cutting.
Some workshops offer hands-on lessons.
Try creating your very own Edo kiriko glassware.

<Edo Kiriko Cooperative Association>
https://www.edokiriko.or.jp/  (Some English sections on site)

<Kameido Umeyashiki>
http://www.kameume.com  (Some English sections on site)

<Irodori Glass Craft>

■Saga:Arita/Imari Ware
Visit the Arita and Imari porcelain galleries in Arita Porcelain Park.
Enjoy elegant works of Arita porcelain in a majestic setting.
Take in the history and atmosphere of Imari’s old neighborhoods.
Cross the ornate bridge, designed to resemble a beautiful piece of porcelain.

See artisans hard at work at the Shingama Arita porcelain workshop.
Try shaping and decorating your own piece of Arita porcelain.
Stop by the Arita Porcelain Lab and pick out some stunning souvenirs.

<Arita Porcelain Park>
https://www.arita-touki.com (Japanese Only)

<Shingama Kiln>

<Arita Porcelain Lab>

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